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Asante Samuel

Asante Samuel - #22 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 185 lbs.
Birthday 01/06/1981
Birthplace Fort Lauderdale, FL
College UCF
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 4th round, 23rd pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
36 0 5

White's 33-yard TD gives Falcons 26-21 victory

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Roddy White hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan with 20 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Falcons, after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, rallied to beat the Baltimore Ravens 26-21 on Thursday night.

White to play tonight for Falcons

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Roddy White is active for tonight's game and is expected to be in the Atlanta starting lineup.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Falcons WR White expected to play

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Roddy White is expected to play in the team's Week 10 game vs. the Ravens on Thursday, according to head coach Mike Smith.

Turner scores 2 TDs, Falcons hold off Bucs

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Michael Turner scored two early touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons held off Tampa Bay with a gutty goal-line stand, taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a 27-21 victory Sunday.

Falcons OLT Baker improving after rough start

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith tried to put a damper on the rumors that OLT Sam Baker was in danger of losing his starting job to fifth-year veteran Will Svitek.

Q&A with Falcons RB Michael Turner

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
With the first-place Falcons enjoying a Week Eight bye, RB Michael Turner spent some time reflecting on the team's 5-2 start in an interview with PFW.

Falcons RB Turner content with workload

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
Michael Turner, who is on pace for about 300 carries this season, told PFW he likes how he's been used thus far.

Return of injured players could help Falcons' struggling pass defense

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons are hoping CB Dunta Robinson will be able to return from a concussion in Week Nine.

White moving to top of fantasy WR pecking order

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
If you had to pick one wide receiver to put in your fantasy lineup with the game on the line, there wouldn't be a better option right now than Roddy White.

White's 201 receiving yards help Falcons hold off Bengals

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Roddy White had a spectacular day for Atlanta, catching 11 passes for 201 yards and leading the Falcons to a wild 39-32 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Falcons CB Robinson (concussion) out

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
CB Dunta Robinson will be held out of the Falcons' Week Seven game against the Bengals after suffering a concussion last Sunday against the Eagles.

Weatherspoon's recovery taking longer than expected

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Falcons will not rush rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon back from a knee injury, even though a source said they were ecstatic with his play early in the season.

Bengals defensive coordinator blasts Petrino

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is still upset with Bobby Petrino for bailing on him and the Falcons with three games left in the 2007 season.

Falcons TE Peelle to miss 4-6 weeks

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Justin Peelle will miss 4-6 weeks after having surgery on Tuesday for a sports hernia.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 30, 2012
Samuel was active and started for the Falcons on Sunday against Carolina after being listed as questionable.||||||| Samuel aggravated a right shoulder injury against the Saints last week.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and Samuel have returned to practice in a limited role on Friday for the Atlanta Falcons.||||||| Samuel is nursing a sore shoulder. He and Jerry were injured in last week's home win over Arizona.
Posted Oct. 15, 2012
Samuel returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the closing minutes and Matt Bryant connected on a 55-yard field goal with 1 second remaining, allowing the Falcons to escape with a sloppy 23-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.||||||| Including the postseason, Samuel leads the NFL with 45 INTs since 2006.
Posted Sept. 06, 2012
Samuel says he doesn't care if he starts at cornerback Sunday against Kansas City.||||||| With the Falcons, the label of being a starting cornerback is somewhat less relevant. New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is likely to use more schemes with three cornerbacks and two linebackers than he deploys in the base 4-3 scheme.
Posted April 25, 2012
A person familiar with the deal says the Falcons have acquired four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal has not been announced.||||||| The trade was made after Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to a three-year, $18.5 million deal with Atlanta. His current contract with Philadelphia calls for him to earn $9.9 million in 2012 and $11.4 million in 2013.

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